The Winnetka Neighborhood Council has been working diligently with the City to determine how best to use monies allocated by termed out City Councilmember Dennis Zine. Zine received City Council approval to transfer $50,000 to each of the Neighborhood Councils in his district to be used on streets, tree trimming, and other public works projects. WNC Board member Bettie Ross-Blumer, David Uebersax and other members of the WNC Public Works & Transportation Committee coordinated with the Urban Forestry Division (UFD) and the Street Maintenance Division (SMD) to identify opportunities that fit within the allocated monies. The agreed upon plan calls for trimming trees on the east side of Winnetka between Parthenia and the LA River and on the west side between Nordhoff and Victory. The tree trimming will cost about $21,000.

WNC asked for pothole and sidewalk repairs in the following areas: east side of Winnetka between the LA River and Parthenia, west side of Winnetka between Victory and Nordhoff, Saticoy between Corbin and De Soto, Vanowen between Corbin and De Soto. Each of these projects requires four to six pothole trucks. These repairs will cost about $20,000.

Previously, WNC approved about $9,000 for sidewalk repairs on both sides of Mason Avenue between Nordhoff and Victory. The small asphalt repairs were completed summer of 2014.

The Winnetka Neighborhood Council is thrilled to be part of bringing these improvements to Winnetka. Stay tuned for when the new work will start!

Daily News article about Zine Funds